Living in the mountains of Pennsylvania in the summer and fall, I often see deer sauntering up to my pond for a drink of cool water. They come back again and again. Once is never enough. How blessed they are to have found the sustenance they seek.

In his book Something More, Bishop John Pritchard shares, “I write in the belief that ‘God’ keeps leaking into our lives but that we have difficulty finding the language to describe the experience. I think many of us have intimations of ‘something more,’ something that might even have on it the fingerprints of a divine Source, but how can we admit that or pursue it further?”1

Do you long for satisfaction deep in your soul that seems just out of reach? If so, you’re not alone. Some people try to fill this emptiness with work, others with alcohol, drugs, serial relationships, or overeating. Yet, at the end of the day, there is still the aching feeling that there’s something more just around the corner.

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Written by St. Augustine over 1600 years ago, these words are profound. Our hearts are indeed restless until we connect with our Creator. How to do that? We can sit quietly and meditate. Or we can open our eyes to the Divine in our midst every day—in the majestic beauty of a sunset, the smile on a child’s face, the encouraging word spoken to us at just the right time. Our Creator is all around us, hoping our hearts will rest in her divine embrace.

Where do you see “something more?” Can you rest there, even for a moment?

The Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz


[1] Pritchard, Something More, 4. Bishop Pritchard helped lead the Bethesda Celtic Pilgrimage to Scotland and England in May 2019.